Because Of the earth’s population is expanding faster than it has ever grown before, and with his overpopulation comes the need for more food and food sources. So the poor in overpopulated countries often go hungry, and as populations increase, the implications for global hunger grow along with them. Can we feed the world, or can the world develop enough food resources to feed itself is becoming the compelling questions that must be answered to end world hunger in the 21st century, even if overpopulation continues to plague the planet.
The United States and China are both the largest food producers in the world and they have a responsibility to other countries and peoples of the oral. Many other countries suffer from overpopulation and the inability to feed all their population effectively, like Sudan. The Lignite States produces an abundance of food, and is a forerunner in the technology necessary to manage food supplies in the future (Cook 5), as well. China is the country which has the most population in the world and it was affected by overpopulation.
Since 1 sass, we implemented a one child only in a family policy to help control the population growing fast. In our history, we have three years of natural disasters it also called the great Chinese famine. At that time there doesn’t have enough food to feed the lots population, and lots people were dead by the hunger. Today, we have the modernized food production and farming techniques which let us can supply adequate amounts of food to all our residents, and china also export some foods to any other countries.
Thus, I think it is responsibility to help the world feed itself and escape global hunger for high technology countries. One of the ways these countries can help other countries grow more of their own food is by researching Genetically Modified foods. These new food types include plants unethically engineered to resist pests and disease, and grow in areas that were previously considered non-productive or infertile (Cook 10). However, these genetically modified foods are extremely controversial, and have been banned in many areas of the world until they receive further study.
It is interesting to note that many people in the countries most affected by overpopulation and a dwindling food supply are not as concerned about the effects of genetically modified foods and their modifications. They are willing to try them to help their countries grow more food to feed their growing populations. It is mostly the well-fed nations, such as many in Europe, who are afraid of genetically modified foods and the effect they might have if they are consumed. So far, research shows genetically modified foods are perfectly safe to eat, but many people still believe them maybe harmful in some way.
The United States can make a difference by educating the wary about genetically modified foods and genetically modified crop growth, and helping set up genetically modified farming in overpopulated areas, such as India and areas of Africa. Another area of food supply that is suffering from he Earth’s growth in population is fishing. Another writer notes, ‘”Since the past several decades have seen tremendous growth in the urban populations of poor countries with traditional fish diets, along with income growth in these populations,’ he says, ‘it is no surprise that fish consumption has exploded'” (Tubbiest).
Fish consumption is up, but the world is overflowing the oceans, and many types of fish are endangered or have disappeared entirely. Tubbiest continues, “Today, about 47% of commercial fish stocks worldwide are considered fully exploited, or fished at or near their maximum sustainable emits, according to The State of World F-sherries and Aquaculture 2002” (Tubbiest). The United States has put fishing limits on many fisheries off her coasts, and other countries must follow suit to help ensure the world’s fish supply does not disappear, and create even more of a food supply shortage for many populations.
Of course, as with any discussion, there are those who think that overpopulation and a dwindling food supply are not necessarily connected. Researcher Grace Carelessly writes of the Size district of Uganda, “However, while there is clear evidence that the population of the district has rowan consistently, none of the envisaged environmental disasters has struck. Predictions of major environmental catastrophe, food deficit and the unsuitability of the agricultural system have not manifested themselves” (Carelessly).
The area’s farmers have created new farming techniques and innovations to counter a growing population, including actually reducing the amount of land in cultivation and more land left fallow to regenerate itself before it is planted (Carelessly). These techniques have allowed area farmers to grow more food to meet the needs of a growing population, and could revere as a model for many other global overpopulation centers. In conclusion, the world’s food supply cannot meet the demands of an ever-growing population.
To feed the world, the rich country must educate nations that suffer from overpopulation, and help them develop new ways of feeding themselves. These can be anything from new farming techniques that produce more food on fewer acres, to using genetically modified crops to help crops produce more and repel pests and diseases more effectively. The United States is the leader in world food production, and I think they can hare the knowledge and expertise with the world so overpopulated areas can effectively feed themselves.